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Old Time Radio Researchers GroupTheater Five - Single Episodes

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THEATER FIVE



Theater Five was ABC's attempt to revive radio drama during the early 1960s. The series name was derived from its time slot, 5:00 PM.

Running Monday through Friday, it was an anthology of short stories, each about 20 minutes long. News programs and commercials filled out the full 30 minutes.

There was a good bit of science fiction and some of the plots seem to have been taken from the daily newspaper.

Fred Foy, of The Lone Ranger fame, was an ABC staff announcer in the early 60s, who, among other duties, did Theater Five.


From the Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. See "Note" Section below for more information on the OTRR.



This audio is part of the collection: Old Time Radio
It also belongs to collection: Radio Programs

Artist/Composer: Old Time Radio Researchers Group
Keywords: OTRR; Old Time Radio Researchers Group; Old Time Radio; OTRR Single Episodes; Theater Five; Theater 5; OTRR - 2007-01

Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs


Notes


OLD TIME RADIO RESEARCHER'S GROUP



This is a production of the Old Time Radio Researchers Group located at Old Time Radio Researchers Website and the Old Time Radio Researchers Group.

It contains the most complete and accurate version of this series in the best sound possible at the time of creation. An updated version will be issued if more episodes or better sounding ones become available.

If you are interested in preserving old time radio, you may wish to join the Old Time Radio Researchers Group at Yahoo.


This is the Single Episode Page. The Certified Set includes extras not found here. It is located at OTRR Certified Set. This page is provided in case you want to sample the shows.

Note that in many cases, file names have been modified from the original OTRR names to conform to archive.org naming requirements.


Relax, listen, and enjoy!


OTRR Definitions:

OTRR Certified Accurate -- A series that is Certified Accurate indicates that all the episodes are properly identified and labeled but that the series does not contain all known extant episodes.

OTRR Certified Complete -- A series that is Certified Complete is the highest level of certification available under the OTRR Certified Standards. This certification level implies that all the files in the series are Certified Accurate but also indicates that the series is as complete as possible – it includes all extant episodes.

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Hit and Run 18.5 MB
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A House of Cards 20.2 MB
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Terror from Beyond 19.4 MB
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Homecoming 18.9 MB
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The 245,000 Smile 18.8 MB
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Rebellion Next Week 20.1 MB
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The Big Dog 19.3 MB
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Jump, Jump 19.9 MB
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Melodrama 19.2 MB
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The Stranger 19.1 MB
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The New Order 20.6 MB
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Ring of Evil 20.2 MB
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Your Time Is Up 18.8 MB
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Molecule Masquerade 19.5 MB
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A Caller at Midnight 18.3 MB
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Dream of Death 18.9 MB
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The Late Matthew Dillard 17.8 MB
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My Other Self 18.8 MB
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Incident at Apogee 18.4 MB
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The Scream 19.1 MB
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Outside Time 19.1 MB
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The Fix 19.5 MB
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The Trouble with Alphie 18.7 MB
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Cry in the Night 18.8 MB
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Sorry to Let You Go 18.4 MB
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Incident at Shadow Valley 19.1 MB
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The Decoration 18.3 MB
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First Encounter 17.7 MB
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To Whom It May Concern 18.3 MB
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The Noon Stars 19.3 MB
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My Brother's Keeper 17.9 MB
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The Big Freeze 16.4 MB
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The Understudy 17.7 MB
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The Group 19.5 MB
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The Kiss Off 17.0 MB
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The Odyssey of Number Fourteen 19.0 MB
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We Are All Alone 17.9 MB
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The Evil That Men Do 18.5 MB
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A Genuine Grenotte 19.1 MB
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Look Who's Talking 18.7 MB
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The Wrong Arm of Justice 18.5 MB
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A Very Private Phone Call 18.9 MB
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Subject Number 428A 18.9 MB
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The Arithmetic of Honor 19.0 MB
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The Last Land Rush 18.1 MB
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Justice Is an Uncertain Thing 19.2 MB
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I'm Sorry, Mom 18.3 MB
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All the Bright Young Ones 19.2 MB
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The Autocrat 19.1 MB
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An Honorable Way 18.2 MB
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Including Murder 17.8 MB
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Odds on the Tower 18.6 MB
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A Nightmare 19.1 MB
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June 17th, Where Are You 19.3 MB
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Why Can't Life Be More Like in the Movies 17.9 MB
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Body Without the Crime 8.8 MB
Twenty Minutes in the Life of Melinda Madison 19.7 MB
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Living Credit 18.4 MB
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World Enough and Time 20.2 MB
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A Brand New Life 18.4 MB
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Deedle Deedle Dumpling My Son X-1 20.0 MB
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The Contract Maker 18.6 MB
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To Be or Not to Be Maybe! 17.9 MB
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The Talkers 19.4 MB
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A Little Knowledge 21.5 MB
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The Neighbor 19.0 MB
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Finders Can Be Losers 19.1 MB
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Found Money 19.6 MB
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Fog 19.9 MB
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Bug Off 19.4 MB
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Congratulations, Mr Mayor 19.4 MB
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The Weapons at Hand 19.4 MB
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I Love You 19.1 MB
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Bang Bang You're Dead 19.6 MB
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Now Listen to the Tiger 20.5 MB
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An Average American Murder 9.3 MB
Just Call Me Lucky 9.8 MB
Nuptial Flight 9.0 MB
Six-Foot Flower Box 9.4 MB
Finders Keepers 8.9 MB
The Flea Circus 18.8 MB
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The Wish Fulfillment Machine 18.4 MB
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Look at My Record 9.4 MB
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Charlie, the Beautiful Machine 19.0 MB
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Presence of Mind 19.0 MB
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Discotheque 20.0 MB
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Devil Dust 18.7 MB
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The Corporation 19.8 MB
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Don't Call Me, I'll Call You 20.1 MB
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Bravo, Bravo 19.0 MB
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Man on the Canyon Wall 19.2 MB
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The Wandering Spaceman 8.9 MB
The Trophy 10.2 MB
The Wheel 17.3 MB
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Across the River from Grandma's House 20.1 MB
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A Dream of a Scheme 19.7 MB
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The Imposters 19.9 MB
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The First Weekend 19.5 MB
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Where Art Thou, Romeo 19.4 MB
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Mr Horn's Holiday 20.2 MB
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Tomorrow 6-1212 20.0 MB
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I've Got Your Number 19.7 MB
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The Boy 19.4 MB
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The Time, the Place, and the Death 19.4 MB
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The Hunters 19.9 MB
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Greater Love Hath No Man 19.0 MB
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The Underveloped Nation 19.2 MB
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Cold Storage 19.6 MB
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The Eye of the Storm 19.1 MB
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Lovely Boy 18.9 MB
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The Sybil of Sycamore Lane 19.4 MB
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The Chain 19.0 MB
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The Forgotten 19.0 MB
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A Little Game on Saturday Mornings 18.9 MB
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Post Time 19.6 MB
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It's a Work of Art 19.5 MB
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Listen, Mother 19.3 MB
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A Tale for the Nursery 19.6 MB
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The Elevator 19.1 MB
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The Man Who Heard Everything 19.9 MB
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Toby's Wonderful Egg 19.7 MB
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Little Girl, Little Girl 19.5 MB
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You Bet Your Life 19.6 MB
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French Quarter 19.7 MB
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Annie Is Watching 19.0 MB
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The Land of Milk and Honey 19.1 MB
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April Snowfall 19.7 MB
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Last Ride on the Merry-Go-Round 19.7 MB
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Just for Kicks 19.2 MB
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Broken Image 19.3 MB
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Publish or Perish 19.1 MB
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The Janitor 19.7 MB
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Divorce American Style 19.1 MB
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Any Port in A Storm 20.3 MB
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Across the River To Grandfather's House 19.7 MB
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If the Spirit Moves You 19.7 MB
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They Call Me Howie 19.2 MB
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Bad News for Mrs Bristol 20.1 MB
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The Hazelton Story 19.3 MB
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Point of Impact 19.4 MB
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There's One Born Every Minute 18.6 MB
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The Widow 19.5 MB
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The Avenger 19.5 MB
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Bright House, New House 20.0 MB
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Eye of Kali 19.4 MB
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Three On A Death 19.3 MB
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Get Away with Murder 19.9 MB
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The Welcome Lady 19.8 MB
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Till Death Do Us 19.1 MB
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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall 19.6 MB
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A Million Miles to Nowhere 18.8 MB
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It's My Funeral 19.2 MB
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A Matter of Pride 18.7 MB
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The Lion Who Wasn't There 19.7 MB
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Come Home Daughter, All Is Forbidden 18.4 MB
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Panic 19.2 MB
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He Was a Good Boy 19.4 MB
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Incident in Ceylon 19.0 MB
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You Gotta Cry Sometime 19.3 MB
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The Wonderful Stamps from El Dorado 20.0 MB
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Said the Spider 19.7 MB
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Poor Little Greek Girl 19.4 MB
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Greener Pastures 19.7 MB
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Lorna Is a Strange Child 19.4 MB
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The Beneficiary 18.8 MB
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Junior 20.1 MB
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Make My Name Clean 19.7 MB
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Driver's Seat 19.3 MB
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Incident on Us 1 18.8 MB
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The Name Game 19.6 MB
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Reunion 19.3 MB
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The Ten-Year-Old Car 18.9 MB
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Lift to Beyond 19.6 MB
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Nightmare at 26,000 Feet 19.2 MB
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Around the Corner from Nowhere 19.0 MB
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Wrong Turning 19.4 MB
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A Birthday Present 20.2 MB
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The Gandy Walker 20.0 MB
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Will Integrity Ruin Clint Marble 18.6 MB
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Blind Man's Bluff 18.5 MB
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Death of an Old Flame 19.1 MB
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Two Birds, One Stone 19.3 MB
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Rocky Loves Julie 19.0 MB
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The Dance Hall 18.6 MB
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Incident at Phong Trang 19.5 MB
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Barefoot in Athens 19.0 MB
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The Protective Circle 18.8 MB
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Lake Toplitz 18.5 MB
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Noose of Pearls 9.7 MB
Untrue Confession 8.8 MB
Two Came Back 9.1 MB
Skeletons 9.3 MB
The Wishing Stone 19.2 MB
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The Manor House 10.4 MB
A Bad Day's Work 20.0 MB
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Country Boy 19.3 MB
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The Pigeon 20.4 MB
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Goodbye Matt 19.5 MB
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Ride with Death 19.5 MB
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Custody of the Mother 18.4 MB
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You Can't Fight City Hall 19.6 MB
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Method in the Madness 19.4 MB
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Teacher, Teacher 17.8 MB
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Children of Death 18.5 MB
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A Matter of Appearances 19.3 MB
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Ed's War 18.9 MB
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Casuality of a Small War 19.8 MB
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In Time of Trouble 19.4 MB
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Whatever Happened to the 5 -25 19.0 MB
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In Absence of All Intelligent Life 19.1 MB
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Average Rating: 4.24 out of 5 stars4.24 out of 5 stars4.24 out of 5 stars4.24 out of 5 stars

Reviewer: radiophoto - - August 14, 2013
Subject: Incomplete Episode
"Hit and Run" ends at 7 min. This was the low-res download. Is it the same for the high-res?

Reviewer: spoonja - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - August 20, 2012
Subject: Jailbreak
Anyone else notice that the wife in "Jailbreak" is the Wicked Witch from The Wizard of Oz? Can't mistake that voice.

Reviewer: Media Lover - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - May 26, 2012
Subject: The Last Of The Best
THEATER FIVE was one of the last of the best of old time radio genre. Great storylines - especially if you are a sci-fi fan. If you like Dimension X, X Minus 1, you will like this. Great moral and social premises which is a major component of any scifi story. Unlike some of the newer scifi stories out there that give too much emphasis on the science component rather than the fiction component, Theater Five joins one of the few elite group of classics that told a story with science components.

Special thanks to OTRR for uploading this. Your effort is much appreciated.

Reviewer: ayanami88 - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - April 6, 2012
Subject: -
Apparently no one else seems to notice that Theater Five episodes all seem to have unresolved endings. I do like this show and love the atmosphere but they all end very awkwardly. Still a great show. I haven't heard them all but so far my favorites are "Fog" and "The Flea Circus".

Reviewer: FrontTooth - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - November 2, 2011
Subject: Highly Entertaining & Provocative Tales -- High Quality Productions
As another review noted, many of these 20-minute tales are gritty. I've only listened to about 50 programs so far and I'm eager to hear them all. If you enjoy X-Minus One, Dimension X, Twilight Zone, CBS Radio Mystery Theater, among others, then relish these Theater Five productions. Some are disturbing in their focus on the dark side of human nature. So far, the series reminds me of Ray Bradbury, Kurt Vonnegut, Robert A. Heinlein, and Ayn Rand style of story telling.
The stark lack of sentimentality stands out among other "feel good" programs.
Of note, episode 51, All The Bright Young Ones, a story about a future society in which those age 41+ are forcibly retired to old people's centers on edges of society so the world can be managed by the young. The "old people" are forced to live in hiding.
Episode 47, The Last Land Rush, tells the story of a future over-populated world where citizens turn on one another violently as they stake out a patch of open ground in a surviver style government land program.
The production quality is superior and the writing is stellar. Highly recommended for your listening pleasure.

Reviewer: Indeterminacy - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - June 22, 2011
Subject: Well kept secret
I listened to some of the recommendations and the first couple of weeks. This series is too good to be forgotten. The stories are similar in style and quality to the 1951 TV series Tales of Tomorrow, also available here.

The performances are gritty, and the stories uncluttered with too much background story, leaving much more to the imagination. The effect is stronger than CBS Radio Mystery Theater. Fans of CBSRMT will also discover some familiar voices.

For conveneince I downloaded this from the zipped page.

Note: episode 227 stars Alan Alda.

Reviewer: bippy - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - July 28, 2010
Subject: 'Discotheque' is my favorite one
I've listened to half of the shows and considering this was a daily broadcast the quality is pretty good. The best show so far I would say with no doubts was 'Discotheque'. This one would have made a great Rod Serling Twilight Zone episode. Whoever wrote this particular show was brilliant, I listened to it four times and kept catching more insight and nuances each time.

Reviewer: zensixties - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - March 8, 2010
Subject: Theater Five is Excellent!
Being a radio drama and 1960s buff I've been listening to this show for a while and have heard almost all of the episodes. I find them creative, stylish, well acted, and have that 1960s atmosphere I love.
The worst one is that one with the stamps...too ridiculous. The best are "It's a work of Art", the nuclear shelter one, "Fog", and many others.

Reviewer: Dementia43 - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - September 8, 2009
Subject: Quit complaining
Like really, if you want to download all of the episodes then go to the http://www.archive.org/details/OTRR_Certified_Theater_Five page to download all of the episodes.

Now to the show. I really find this show quite fun to listen to, it's not as good as Golden Age'd Radio classics such as Suspense, Escape, Gunsmoke, ETC but it is fun to listen to, some of the stories can be quite engrossing.

Reviewer: chemdude - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - August 31, 2009
Subject: Theater Five
I enjoy these shows, even though they are not from the 40's era. Bad news is that I had download them all individually.

Reviewer: nelsonjane - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - August 30, 2009
Subject: Theater Five = OTRules!!!
Simply Put.... Awesome!
Thank you for the all hard work you have put into this website! And especially wonderful is the consistent labeling of details for each episode!! dL speeds are fast too!

You Rock!

Reviewer: jeffzkrazie - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - August 28, 2009
Subject: Fantastic
I've listened to the first 10 episodes and I'm hooked!

Enough of the complaining about the zip files seriously now.... GREAT show thanks again OTRR

Reviewer: headcrusher - - July 14, 2009
Subject: technical
these file sizes could be 75% smaller with no quality loss if converted to wma or mp3 with simple FM quality sound

Reviewer: MMMMMM1 - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - July 10, 2009
Subject: Singles work for me;Whole Item does not.
Whole directory download stops and will not complete.

Reviewer: Chlorinedream - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - April 3, 2009
Subject: "House of Cards"
A good atomic bomb shelter story - reminiscent of a Twilight Zone episode.

Reviewer: agentno99 - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - April 1, 2009
Subject: You will become an instant fan!
If you like otr, mystery theatre, twilight zone, etc., then this is for you!Pure fun here.

Reviewer: Hythe - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - February 6, 2009
Subject: The Best!
I think Theater Five is great!

Enough about the zip file, ok? How about some reviews about episodes of the show instead?

Reviewer: Phil Kiernan - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - December 2, 2008
Subject: Zip download fails "Corrupted header" message
Single issues download OK but the total zip file fails to completely download. ????

Reviewer: Mike Hobart - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - October 2, 2008
Subject: single episodes
I think the ones on this page are single episodes, so you wouldn't need WinZip. Just right click and choose "save" to download the MP3

Reviewer: mixiearmadillo - - September 30, 2008
Subject: "Not a valid archive"
Winzip will not open, error message reading: "does not appear to be a valid archive"